‘Clipped’ Trailer: LA Clippers Owner Vents About Black People

Clipped Trailer (Credit: FX and Hulu)

The upcoming FX miniseries Clipped raises the curtain on the racism scandal that rocked the Los Angeles Clippers.

Laurence Fishburne, Jacki Weaver, Cleopatra Coleman, and Ed O’Neill lead the cast of the six-part series.

The trailer, released April 25, gives viewers an inside look at the scandal that led to then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling getting banned from the NBA for life.

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The video begins with Sterling (played by Ed O’Neill) welcoming new head coach Doc Rivers (Laurence Fishburne) to the team.

“The Clippers have never won a championship, ever,” Rivers says. Although he vows to take the team to victory.

Sterling is happy to have a Black coach by his side and a Black personal assistant named V. Stiviano (Cleopatra Coleman). But what he doesn’t want is to be near other Black people.

With his decades-long marriage to wife Shelly (Jacki Weaver) in tatters, Sterling pursues a romantic relationship with V.

His much-younger mistress secretly records the businessman telling her not to “bring Black people to my games.”

In real life, TMZ published the racist recordings in April 2014 — leading to Sterling being forced to sell the team and getting banished from the league.

According to the official description for Clipped, “The limited series charts the collision between a dysfunctional basketball organization and even less functional marriage, and the precipitating tape’s impact on an ensemble of characters striving to win against the backdrop of the most cursed team in the league.”

The cast also includes Kelly AuCoin, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Rich Sommers, Corbin Bernsen, Clifton Davis, and Harriet Sansom Harris.

The drama is based on “ESPN 30 for 30” podcast “The Sterling Affairs” by Ramona Shelburne.

Shelburne serves as an executive producer alongside creator Gina Welch. Additional executive producers include Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson, Zanne Devine, and Kevin Bray.

Clipped is an FX production and premieres June 4 on Hulu.

Watch the trailer below: